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  • Ryan indicted on 18 gun charges

    A Manhattan man has been charged in federal court with 18 counts related to the illegal sale and export of guns, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Michael Andrew Ryan, 35, was charged June 3 with altering serial numbers, causing people to make .

  • Wamego hosts meeting for multi-billion-dollar company Caterpillar1.mercury

    WAMEGO — Caterpillar employs more than 100,000 workers and boasts annual revenues in the tens of billions of dollars, but on Wednesday, all eyes were on Wamego, where the heavy equipment manufacturer held its annual shareholder meeting. “I spent most of the .

  • Poultry to be excluded from fairs to prevent avian flu spread

    Local chickens won’t be making any public appearances this year for the Riley County Fair or Kansas State University’s pullet sale after state agriculture officials canceled poultry shows. The order was signed Tuesday by Kansas Agriculture Secretary Jackie .

  • Downtown requests $660K for garage

    Downtown Manhattan Inc. is requesting $660,000 from the city for a parking garage design study. The Manhattan City Commission heard this and other requests Tuesday for capital improvement projects from city boards and committees and citizens during its budget work session. .

  • Teenager found dead in home

    A 19-year-old man was found dead Tuesday after Riley County police responded to his home at 6:29 p.m. Upon arrival at 1426 Beechwood Terrace, police found the man deceased. Officers are investigating, but preliminary reports do not indicate foul play, according .

  • 19-year-old treated after vehicle crash Crash pic a1047a8.mercury

    Traffic at Tuttle Creek Boulevard and Seth Child Road was redirected for more than four hours after a two-vehicle collision at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. Joshua Adam Smothers, 19, of Manhattan was transported to Via Christi Hospital after his vehicle hit a .

  • Manko 17ers sweep twin bill at Wamego

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers made the short trip to Wamego Tuesday night and won a pair of games, defeating Wamego 8-1 in the opener and 6-0 in the shortened nightcap. The 17ers got strong pitching efforts throughout the .

  • More U.S. troops to train Iraqis

    President Barack Obama is about to send approximately 500 more U.S. troops to Iraq to train and advise Iraqi soldiers in Anbar province. Among the U.S. goals will be helping Iraqi security forces turn the tide against the Islamic .

  • ‘Spy’ nothing more than an imitation of a recent hit G.w.clift1

    Because movies cost so much to make, usually there is some sort of clear commercial precedent for each new general release film that comes to town. This isn’t a new trend—Robert Altman’s 1992 movie “The Player” suggested it .

  • Robert Stuewe, longtime Alma newspaperman, dead at 95

    A decorated World War II veteran and the former owner of the Alma Signal Enterprise, also known as “the Birdman of Alma” for his love of birds, has died. Robert Franklin Stuewe, 95, died on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at his home in .

  • K-State alumni assume leadership positions on board of directors

    The K-State Alumni Association board of directors transitioned its membership and leadership June 6 during the board’s annual meeting in Manhattan. Travis Lenkner, Chicago, who was named chair-elect last year, assumed his leadership position as 2015-16 chair at the annual .


    Elizabeth Jane “Janie” Martin, 86, of Manhattan, died Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born to Lester O. and Lela Maud (Webb) Heckethorn on Dec. 19, 1928. In 1947, after graduating .


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